Grievance Policy

General Student Complaints Policy

Young Harris College provides students with an opportunity to address general student complaints, grievances, and concerns through a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and procedures. The College has identified processes for resolving specific types of concerns. Jurisdiction for resolving many types of concerns is covered by the policies and accompanying processes listed below.

Issue Responsible Office Location of Policy
Academic Suspension Academic Affairs
Accommodations Appeal Student Development
Conduct Appeal Student Development
Financial Aid Suspension Financial Aid Office
Grade Appeal Academic Affairs
Honor Code Appeals Academic Affairs
Housing Appeals Student Development
Parking Appeal Student Development
Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Student Development

Young Harris students who have exhausted the complaint process offered by the College may file a complaint with the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission. Further information on the Commission’s Complaint Procedure may be found through this link.

State Authorization for Distance Learning

All U.S. States require post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to provide post-secondary educational instruction in their states. Many of these state laws and regulations also apply to online, distance and correspondence educational instruction offered in that state. As such, Young Harris College and its online/distance educations programs must be authorized in certain states prior to offering those courses or programs to students residing in those states.

State of Georgia

Young Harris College is authorized to operate as a Georgia non-profit corporation, per the restated articles of incorporation dated November 11, 2011.

Other States

Institutions offering postsecondary education through distance (online) education to students in a state in which it is not physically located must meet that state’s requirements to legally offer postsecondary distance education to students in that state.

Young Harris College has been approved by Georgia to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education

At the present time, students living within the State of Georgia, within a NC-SARA participating state, or outside the United States at the time of a scheduled course are eligible to take online courses through Young Harris College.